Father and daughter attempt to break Knockhill Lap Record
Published 7 Sep 2012 15:00 0 Comments
A father and daughter combo are preparing to try and break the Knockhill lap record at SpeedFair this Sunday.
Colin and Heather Calder will be attempting to break the outright race record during demonstration runs in the 700bhp single-seat sprint car.
Colin is confident, with good track conditions, that the current demonstration record of 45.470s held by Stewart Robb Jnr (averaging 100.663mph) will be achieved.
He will be under pressure as his daughter, 22-year-old Heather who competes in the same car, will be going for the same record.
Heather, a recently qualified mechanical engineer, has already achieved the notable accomplishment of being the highest placed female in the British Sprint Championship in over 40 years.
Events Director Stuart Gray said, "Each driver will get three runs during the SpeedFair event and we are really hoping that the record will be smashed.
"We are aiming to attract back the British Sprint Championship in 2013 with a grid packed of similar cars, so Sunday's demo will be a great preview for something special next year.
"The Stewart Robb record is official demonstration record, although the fastest ever car was the 2002 Ferrari Formula One car driven by Aberdeen's Nathan Kinch which lapped quicker in 2006 but was not officially timed."
SpeedFair will feature a nine race programme on Sunday, starting at 11.30am. The event also has over 200 supercars and classics on display, the return of the SpeedFair Classic Rally and Autotest, and an air display with a stunt bi-plane. Tickets are £12 on the day, concessions £6, with under 12s and parking free.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 07 Sep 12